Jalandhar, Oct 28 (UNI) Good performance by Kulwinder Singh (two goals) and Rajwinder Singh (one goal) enabled defending Champions Punjab and Sindh Bank to secure a 3-1 win against Services in a well-fought Super League encounter in the Dainik Bhaskar Tracer 62nd National Hockey Championship here today.
The bank team started on a fast note and dominated the match but Services team also fought well and kept rivals' defenders under pressure throughout.
However, better performance by the bank's goal keeper Teja Singh and poor kill in Services' forward line tilted the match in favour of the defending champions.
Punjab and Sindh Bank's Kulwinder struck in 10th minute of the match with a field move and successfully landed the ball in the goal.
In 24th minute, joint efforts of the bank forwards earned them a penalty corner and Kulwinder struck again to make his second goal on an indirect hit. Two minuts later, Rajwinder Singh received a pass just outside the rival D and made no mistake in sounding the board and giving bankers' a 3-0 comfortable lead.
This lead prevailed for long and though Services' players made several assaults at the rivals' goal without success. In 57th minute A K Majhi got a pass in the right flank and he opened his team's account with a spectacular field goal(3-1). But it was too late, too little.
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